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Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment

Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding on a portion of the Des Moines River in Iowa, based on historical data. Then they plot these calculations on a flood frequency ...

Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the US Geological Survey's Volcano ...

Societal Impacts Program

The Collaborative Program on the Societal Impacts and Economic Benefits of Weather Information (SIP) was created to provide a focal point for assembling, coordinating, developing, and synthesizing ...

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming

Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, ...

Global Change Course at Iowa State University (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

This website offers a complete course on the topic of global change. The authors have compiled pertinent information in the form of summary information, images, and suggested readings. The topics are ...

NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center

The mission of the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) is to identify the nature and causes for climate variations on time scales ranging from weeks to centuries. This website offers access to ...

2006 National Hydrologic Assessment Flood Risk

This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service discusses the flood risk in the United States as of April 14, 2006. Maps and satellite images support the text. The ...

FEMA Disaster Information: Flood

This page provides information about how to respond during a disastrous flood. Information linked to the main flood page includes local flooding information, protecting oneself from floods, fast ...

Volcanoes

This downloadable, interactive module introduces students to the types of volcanoes, as well as their eruptive products and the hazards associated with them. Used in conjunction with the 'Eruption!' ...

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...

SAGUARO: Science and GIS Unlocking Analysis and Research Opportunities

The SAGUARO project CD-ROM features three learning modules that use GIS to learn about earth system science. The three modules - Exploring Tropical Cyclones, Exploring the Dynamic Earth, and ...

Long-lasting Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i Leads to Volcanic-Air Pollution

In 1986 the eruption of Kilauea Volcano changed from the episodic fountaining of lava and gas at Pu`u O`o cone every few weeks to the continuous outpouring of lava from a new vent only 3 kilometers ...

Volcanic Ash Fall

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication discusses volcanic ash fall in terms of composition and effects. This report discusses the negative effects of volcanic ash fall on ...

USGS Fact Sheets Listed by Hazards Theme

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) website contains links to fact sheets dealing with natural hazards. USGS activities in the hazards theme area deal with describing, documenting, and ...

NOAA El Nino Page

El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the Tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather and climate around the globe. This webpage provides a portal to a wide array ...

Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder

The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to ...

USGS Natural Hazards and Public Safety

This USGS portal offers information about the origin, frequency, and distribution of natural geologic hazards and catastrophic events, and the resulting impacts on people, property, and the ...

Exploring the Environment

On-line, problem-based modules developed by NASA's Classroom of the Future for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 teachers and students. Modules address events such as volcanoes, hurricanes, dinosaur extinction ...

National Earthquake Information Center

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. The USGS NEIC site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The ...

Significant Earthquake Database

The Significant Earthquake Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 5,000 destructive earthquakes from 2150 B.C. to the present. Users can access these data in two ...




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